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International Artist Feature: Argentina

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For this article in the international artist series, we turn to Argentina, featuring six artists who create fantastic work, from illustration to graphic design and more! I asked each artist how their country and culture inspired their work, and they delivered fantastic answers. Enjoy!

Santiago Oddis

Santiago is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His unique illustrations have an air of sophistication that transport you to another time with their composition and style. Check out a small selection of his work below or see more in his portfolio.

Los Caminantes

What I love the most about Argentina is that feeling of "magic realism" in people, where everyday things can turn into a magic resource for design and visual thinking. I'm currently living in Buenos Aires, a huge city with big colors and history; and the great thing about these cities is that you can find inspiration in everyday life.
Los caminantes art by Santiago Oddis
Los Caminantes

The Sinatra Club Poster

The Sinatra Club Poster Art by Santiago Oddis
The Sinatra Club Poster

Song for the City

I was born in a small mountain city called San Juan, and I like to think that my work has a bit of that naivety that can be found in such regions. At the same time, living in a place like Buenos Aires, with a big mix of cultures, helped me to add contrasts in the graphic form. I think my work is a result of that feeling of naivety and a powerful palette of ideas and colors―typical of this part of the world.  Argentina also has an awesome culture rich in humor that I always felt was a part of my style.
Song for the city Art by Santiago Oddis
Song for the City

Yeditto

I believe there's a strong and talented art community here that's starting to break through. I think the best part about it is the quality. Everyone's work is full of good intentions and crazy ideas.
Yeditto Art by Santiago Oddis
Yeditto

Jenifer Blanco Monzón

Jenifer is graphic designer and art director based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her work features a mixture of fun typography and beautiful paintings bursting with color. Check out a small selection of her work below or see more in her portfolio.

#BeLike

Since I am originally from Venezuela, when I moved to Argentina I felt a big change. But I love the passion of the Argentinians! The food, the Sunday rituals of barbecue with family and friends, and their parties! I love Argentina because it gave me independence, work experience, lots of side projects, and amazing friends that I can call family.
BeLike Art by Jenifer Blanco Monzon
#BeLike

Crafting for Notebooks Collection

I think I have been influenced by both Venezuela and Argentina. They are two super different cultures but at the same time we are all Latinos. Venezuela has a tropical and Caribbean flavor and Argentina has a more European touch. If you combine those two, you get me! I love to put lots of colors and passion into my art and I am sure that I got that from the combination of both countries.
Crafting for Notebooks Collection Art by Jenifer Blanco Monzon
Crafting for Notebooks Collection

Print FCB Buenos Aires

Print FCB Buenos Aires Art by Jenifer Blanco Monzon
Print FCB Buenos Aires

Skull for Circus BA

Here in Buenos Aires you get to see art everywhere. From little exhibitions in independent galleries, to big ones at major art museums. And the street art here is amazing! Mural art and graffiti on almost every wall! Argentina influenced my mural art which expanded my comfort zone and for that I'll be forever grateful!
Skull for Circus BA Art by Jenifer Blanco Monzon
Skull for Circus BA

Fú is an illustrator and art director from Buenos Aires, Argentina. His vibrant work is rich in beautiful culture and ancient history. Check out a small selection of his work below or see more in his portfolio.

Negra Tomasa Artbook I

What do I love about Argentina? The Mate. The humor. The weather. The sympathy. The asado. The music. The family. The graphic design. And the talent of its people.
Negra Tomasa Artbook I Art by Fu
Negra Tomasa Artbook I

Pop Kai

Pop Kai Art by Fu
Pop Kai

Musical Nature

Argentina is a melting pot of diversity. Different cultures were interjected here throughout time. In addition, it's a heterogeneous place. The best place to open your mind and prepare for all kinds of creative thinking. I can find any kind of influence anywhere, and at any time.
Musical Nature Art by Fu
Musical Nature

Modern Ritual

It's difficult to define the Argentinian art community; there are so many variants to it. But there is one common factor to it all and it would be that there is a relationship between the social conditions that we pass through, and the great imagination of creative professionals we have here. Life pushes people to find solutions to survive, and in that way, it educates people to try to find a creative point of view every time.
Modern Ritual Art by Fu
Modern Ritual

Daniela Arias

Daniela is an illustrator based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her unique style features beautiful watercolor paintings influenced by her fascination of nature. Check out a small selection of her work below or see more in her portfolio.

Watercolor Characters

Argentina is an amazing country, full of beautiful landscapes and people. Probably what I like the most is the people, the way they get along with each other, the passion they put into their projects, and the push to conquer any obstacles. In this messy world we live in, Argentinians tend to be resilient.
Watercolor Characters art by Daniela Arias
Watercolor Characters

Nadie Tiene Que Saberlo

Argentina influenced me mostly in the way I do things. I learned to carry on projects until I finish, and believe in what I do no matter the market. In the graphic design area, the landscape and nature has made a huge impact in me with the things that I draw.
Nadie Tiene Que Saberlo Art by Daniela Arias
Nadie Tiene Que Saberlo

Dinosaur Friend

Dinosaur Friend Art by Daniela Arias
Dinosaur Friend

Watercolors

In the art community, I've moved around between comics and illustration. As artists we are individualistic, yet always pushing each other and learning from one another. There's a lot of self-managed projects here, but also a fluid relationship between people and the constant amount of new work coming up.
Watercolors Art by Daniela Arias
Watercolors

Gustavo Zambelli

Gustavo is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Neuquén, Argentina. He creates fun designs influenced by his love of food and color. Check out a small selection of his work below or see more in his portfolio.

Ricos Quesos

Argentina is really awesome, the people here are really kind and friendly. And the food! The food is one of the best things in our country!
Ricos Quesos Art by Gustavo Zambelli
Ricos Quesos

Sándwich de Miga

Sndwich de Miga Art by Gustavo Zambelli
Sándwich de Miga

52 Pizza Slice Project: 52 Weeks of Pizza

I live in Patagonia, where we have really cold winters and super hot summers. There's also many different landscapes and a lot of awesome and unique food. In my case, these things have influenced me completely and have made me what I am as a designer.
52 Pizza Slice Project Art by Gustavo Zambelli
52 Pizza Slice Project: 52 weeks of Pizza

Bierhaus Brewing Co.

The art community, in general, is really good. Although it's still missing more influence in the digital world. Most of the schools and universities about design are really old school here. And they are not really into the digital world of design.
Bierhaus Brewing Co Art by Gustavo Zambelli
Bierhaus Brewing Co.

Paula Duró

Paula is a visual artist based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her beautiful paintings are rich in cultural history and symbolism. Check out a small selection of her work below or see more in her portfolio.

Jupiter Divinorum

Argentina is a land of immigrants, that means there are a lot of traditions from many parts of the world. Italian, Spanish, and even Chinese are a part of the everyday landscape.
Jupiter Divinorum Art by Paula Duro
Jupiter Divinorum

Magia y Mistica Art Book

My work is influenced by culture, especially from the earlier days. It has much regional influence from Cumbia and also from nearby countries like Peru and Colombia.
Magia y Mistica Art Book by Paula Duro
Magia y Mistica Art Book

La Fuerza

La Fuerza Art by Paula Duro
La Fuerza

El Gigante Dormido

There are many types of artists in our community, from conceptual artists to illustrators and graphic designers. There is also quite the underground movement. For example, in my case I no longer work with art galleries, but instead, use the internet to promote my work.
El Gigante Dormido Art by Paula Duro
El Gigante Dormido

Many thanks to the artists who took time to answer my questions and share a bit about themselves and how their country and/or culture has affected their work. You can check out more of their work in the links below:

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